Multimedia Graphics & Animation – Spring 2018

The end is nigh…

Now that we’re nearing the end of the semester, take a few hours to BACK YOUR STUFF UP. Don’t rely on a single hard drive to get you through an entire semester, and remember – Google Drive is your friend.

April 24, 2018 at 7:15 pm Comments (0)

Multiplane…in space!

Today’s lesson is about setting up a multiplane environment. In the tutorial, I use just a few effects in AE to create a vast space (literally), and fly a 3D camera through it. Sit back, because it’s a long one…

 

April 12, 2018 at 10:30 pm Comments (0)

Express Yourself

This lesson covers the Wiggle, Time, and LoopOut expressions, as well as the Slider Control effect.

Here’s the exact way you need to type the expressions used in the above video:

  • wiggle(6,30)
  • time*360
  • loopOut()

Change the numbers in the above examples to suit your need.

In addition, here is the text file to copy and paste the “bounce” expression into any keyframed parameter.

April 12, 2018 at 9:15 pm Comments (0)

Precomposing

Learn how to pre-compose (or precomp) to speed up your After Effects workflow.

April 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm Comments (0)

Green Screen / Chroma-Keying in After Effects

This tutorial shows how to use masks and the Keylight effect to produce an effective green screen project.

 

Here are some files you can use to practice with.

In addition, this link will provide additional resources for free-to-download green screen videos: http://www.filmmakerspot.com/free-green-screen-footage/

April 12, 2018 at 6:15 pm Comments (0)

Motion Tracking part 1

In this first part of motion tracking tutorials, I’ll show you how to use the camera tracker in After Effects, in order to realistically “glue” new elements (like text or images) to existing camera footage.

You can download video clips to practice on here.

April 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm Comments (0)

Assignment # 5 – Final Project

I’ve added a link (to the right) to view the final project requirements. To make sure you notice, I’m adding the same link in this post as well:

 

Click here to view Assignment # 5 (PDF)

 

 

April 5, 2018 at 6:30 pm Comments (0)